December 30, 1986 |
The business of renting party supplies is often a competitive one. But nowhere is it likely to be more so than on Topanga Canyon Boulevard near Sherman Way. In that little corner of Canoga Park, two of the San Fernando Valley's leading party-rental outlets are just several doors away from one another. And the year-end holiday season is a big time for both. "We're friendly competitors," said Greg Kosct, owner of AA Rentals & Sales.
January 1, 2013 |
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - At least 60 people died and about 200 were injured Tuesday in a stampede that followed a fireworks display at a football stadium in the Ivory Coast capital, Abidjan, according to emergency officials. Most of the dead and injured were children and teenagers. The stampede happened in the early hours of the morning as crowds were leaving the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium after a New Year's Eve fireworks display ended about 2 a.m. It is not known what triggered the stampede, officials said.
December 9, 2011 |
Scrambling to accommodate its Big Gulp of an ensemble cast, for which disaster movie maven Irwin Allen would've killed, "New Year's Eve" does for its holiday what last year's "Valentine's Day" did for Valentine's Day. If this one's a hit, as was "Valentine's Day" ($200 million worldwide), surely we can expect "Presidents Day. " With nice cameos for actual ex-presidents. As with "Valentine's Day," the template for director Garry Marshall and screenwriter Katherine Fugate is "Love, American Style" except some of the plotlines interconnect.
December 30, 2008 |
The beat is slowing on the Sunset Strip, muffled by a less-than-festive economy. For the first time in years, clubs in this night-life mecca on Sunset Boulevard and nearby will be ringing in 2009 on Wednesday by slashing cover charges or offering special incentives, such as open bars and free hors d'oeuvres. A night out on New Year's Eve will still cost a premium, of course, but many club operators say they are purposely keeping a lid on prices even though they might be able to charge more.
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January 2, 2004 |
A New Year's Day freeway crash involving a drunk driver that left four children motherless was among the early casualties of the long holiday weekend in Los Angeles County, authorities said Thursday. By late Thursday evening, four people had died in traffic accidents and 11 had been injured. A 39-year-old Long Beach mother was killed and her four children were injured shortly before 3 a.m.
January 7, 2000 | ,
The New Year's Eve party in Las Vegas ended up much more subdued than expected for the city's gaming companies--and a downright sobering event for their stockholders. Visitation to the Strip's big casino-hotels in late December fell far short of expectations, a situation that Wall Street had begun to sense early. Stock prices for the major operators began sliding in November and are still under pressure.
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December 24, 1999 |
With one week left before a series of city-sponsored millennium festivals, less than half of the 92,000 free tickets for the event at Van Nuys Airport have been snatched up, but city officials believe demand will increase as the events draw near. Many tickets are still available for four other New Year's Eve festivals being hosted by the city as family-friendly, alcohol-free celebrations of the new millennium.
December 12, 1999 |
Lisa Sam is a freshman at New York's Hunter College with an interest in anthropology. Usually she also has an interest in cash, but when a desperate Brooklyn baby-sitting client offered her $300 to watch two children on this once-in-a-millennium New Year's Eve, Sam turned her down. "I told them I'd be available at any other time, but I'm going to hang out New Year's with some friends," she said. "My mom thought I was nuts." Not everyone is looking for a New Year's Eve sitter.